What Others are Saying

"I recently started dating someone for the first time after being single for many years. My heart and my head were on a disconnect primarily due to fear of getting hurt. Some of my actions started to sabotage this new relationship. It was a difficult time for me as I tried to sort things out. I was struggling both mentally and emotionally to understand it all. Finally, I reached out to Michelle. She didn't tell me what to do, but she guided me through what was happening. It was so helpful and it made my path forward much more clear. I am happy to say that the relationship is back on track and is flourishing. Michelle's efforts and guidance were instrumental and I will be forever grateful."

- JOHN J.

  • Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC

Dating over 50 and why it's awesome!


Dating over 50 can be fun and rewarding!


Dating at any age can bring up a variety of emotions from excitement to fear and frustration, but dating in the second stage of your life has it's own unique circumstances. You are not the same person you were at 20, 30 or even 40! You've had life experiences, gotten wiser and know exactly what you want in life and in a life partner!


You are ready for a real connection

1.  Good news! You do not need someone to complete you or take care of you! You are successful, independent and self assured! You can now clearly express to others that you are looking for a partner to share life's joys with not one to fill a void in your life. Feeling satisfied and content with your own life sends a vibe that will attract the type of partner you are looking for...one who can meet you at your level and walk beside you!


2. You are aware of how your needs, expectations and desires have changed over the years.  In your 20s and 30s, your values and compatibility in relationships may have focused more on getting married, raising children and furthering your career, while your focus in your 50s may be more on enjoying shared interests and experiencing all of what life has to offer!


Time to relax, connect and enjoy each other!

3.  You are aware of your relationship patterns and know exactly what you want! You have identified your deal breakers and feel confident in your decision.  If you know you don't want to date a smoker, you own that and don't waste your time. 


4. You truly believe that the best is yet to come!  Your 50s are a wonderful new chapter in your life. With your children out of the house, or at least more self-sufficient, you can finally focus on you! This new era opens up a world of possibilities for new experiences, new connections and new relationships!  


Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC, Professional Matchmaker

About the author:

Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC is a relationship coach and professional matchmaker and founder and owner of Spark Matchmaking & Relationship Coaching, LLC. Her mission to help people connect and maintain healthy, satisfying relationships using mindfulness and intentional love. She lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and 4 furry children.

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